2023 Student Science and Technology Communication Competition
The Nova Scotian Institute of Science (NSIS) sponsors an annual Student Science Communication Competition. Effective communication of science, technical, and other information, is an important aspect of the various science, technology, engineering and math-based professions. This competition is one means by which the Nova Scotian Institute of Science promotes the development of communications skills in young scientists.
The competition evaluates submissions from currently registered Nova Scotia Community College students, Undergraduate Students at a Nova Scotia university, and from Graduate Students at a Nova Scotia university. Full submissions received on time by the Competition Coordinators, are eligible.
Prizes will be awarded to the highest scoring submissions evaluated by our pool of judges.
- A prize of $750 will be awarded for a community college or undergraduate student submission.
- A prize of $750 will be awarded for a graduate student submission.
Other perks to submitting a paper:
- All students who submit a manuscript will be offered a free 1-year membership in the NSIS.
- The winning and other high-quality submissions may be posted on the NSIS website and winning authors will be invited to submit their paper to the Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science, a peer-reviewed, Atlantic Canadian journal.
Each Submission to the 2023 Student Science Communications Competition will be evaluated for two components:
A 3000 – 4000 word Original Essay, prepared with an expectation that the intended reading audience/reading level is that of the general public reading a newspaper
A 300-400 word media summary on the same topic as the Essay, prepared with an expectation that the intended reading audience would be that of the general public reading a Google News feed.
Full details of the 2023 Student Science Writing Competition are available in buttons below.